ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space

Alan W. Moore

in Radical Gotham

Published by University of Illinois Press

Published in print June 2017 | ISBN: 9780252041051
Published online January 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780252099595 | DOI:
ABC No Rio as an Anarchist Space

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ABC No Rio is a long-running cultural institution on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is a nonprofit corporation under New York State law. It was founded and run on radical democratic principles, and its current director is an erstwhile anarchist organizer. A metal plaque out front states that it is dedicated to the “culture of resistance.” So is it an anarchist space? At the very least, ABC No Rio has an anarchist past. This chapter lays out some histories of the project, how it evolved through art and politics, and its present position in the midst of a major capital project to construct a new center on the site of the old....

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Subjects: Social Movements and Social Change

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